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In Topic: in black sand

03 April 2014 - 05:41 AM

The blue could also be Scheelite as that's fairly heavy. The yellow has me stumped. If you read up on the geology of that area, it should give you some clues. Might be worthwhile checking into.

In Topic: Huge Aussie Nugget Found......

29 March 2014 - 08:54 AM

Sure fooled me too. Have seen nuggets in just about every conceivable shape, even some "half" nuggets. ie... Some had a crystalline shape while the other sides were  flat and looked as though it had been cast in a tufa mold... But they were real as I found a few like that as did others by the Eugene Mtns.

In Topic: Huge Aussie Nugget Found......

28 March 2014 - 07:36 AM

Looks good to me too. Like to see the rest of the story.

In Topic: Deep Sea Mining

28 March 2014 - 07:26 AM

When I was a little kid, my primary method of collecting rocks and minerals was to write the mining companies requesting ore samples from their mines. I spent many hours in the library trying to find the mailing addresses from companies worldwide. One day, I received a package from Kennecott Copper Company. In it were these manganese nodules that came from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. They weren't aesthetic by any means since they looked like black potatoes but very heavy. This was back in the early 60's so they've been aware of the potential of sea bed mining for at least that long and perhaps a decade or two earlier.


The C.I.A asked Howard Hughes to start a sea mining venture under the pretense of raising a sunken Soviet submarine.




I still have a Kennecott paperweight with a small nodule in it  as well as a slightly bigger specimen that's broken right down the middle.  Almost egg shaped.

In Topic: Missing Plane

28 March 2014 - 06:44 AM

I bet our government knows more about this then they are willing to tell. To do so would reveal our intelligence capabilities. And they aren't going to since everyone is already dead.